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blow-by-blow

Very thorough and detailed. I'm so jealous that you get to go to the gala! I'll want a blow-by-blow account when you get home tonight! Don't bore people with a blow-by-blow account that chronicles every minute of your trip—just give them the highlights.

blow by blow

Described in minute detail, as in Tell me about last night's party, blow by blow. This term originated in radio broadcasts during the 1930s, in which the sportscaster gave a detailed account of each punch struck in a boxing match. It soon was transferred to a detailed account of anything at all.
See also: blow, by

blow by blow

Described in minute detail. The term is American and comes from sportscasting, specifically the radio broadcaster’s description of a prizefight (“A left to the body, a right to the chin,” and so on). It dates from the first half of the twentieth century and soon was transferred to similarly explicit accounts of other events, private or public.
See also: blow, by
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Blow By Blow and Delta Work, winners at the Cheltenham Festival in March, are being lined up for a tilt at the Drinmore Novice Chase by Elliott.
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In the Blow by Blow boxing presentation on television last Sunday, Pacquiao in gleaming blue shirt, was a picture of complete serenity as he delivered a closing inspirational message to aspirant boxers.
In the meantime, the only thing about boxing Pacquiao is into these days is the revival of the TV program Blow by Blow (Reloaded), which is set for a rousing revival tonight at the city gymnasium.
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If you read Northern Ontario Business you are no doubt the type of individual who has been following this corporate passion play closely, so I'll spare you the blow by blow account.
The first third of the book consists of articles by twelve different authors defending the Pope, explaining the attacks on him and answering them, blow by blow. They point out, especially, that the attackers are often highly biased in advance, that some of them are not qualified to read the literature which is available in several languages, that many of them are ignorant of facts readily available, and that many of them suppress evidence favourable to the Pope.
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